Set current figure without making it visible

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Hi all,
I'd like to make a figure "the current figure" by using
figure(myPicture)
HOWEVER, I don't want myPicture to become visible.
The figure(myPicture) command makes myPicture visible by definition. Is there any other command that will simply make myPicture the current figure while keeping the visibility set to "off"?
Thanks!
JF
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John F
John F on 11 Jul 2012
Sorry about that...new to this

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Jan
Jan on 11 Jul 2012
set(0, 'CurrentFigure', figureHandle)
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raym
raym on 20 Nov 2017
It works fine and solved my problems since I have huge amount of lines to plot on one figure. Thanks for your powerful answer!

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John Petersen
John Petersen on 11 Jul 2012
Do you want to manipulate the figure 'MyPicture'? Is that why you want it 'current'? If so, you don't have to make it current. You just have to use the figure handle in the commands you're using. For example,
h=figure;
creates the figure and handle for that figure;
plot(h, x,y)
plots x,y on the figure with handle 'h'
title(h,'This is MyPicture')
adds a title to your figure.

Kye Taylor
Kye Taylor on 11 Jul 2012
Perhaps
figure(myPicture), set(myPicture,'visible','off')
then when you want
set(myPicture,'visible','on')

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